I was born March 10, 1969, in Newport Beach, California and was raised in Tucson, Arizona. I was saved at the age of fourteen under the preaching of the word of God in a Baptist church. After high school, I attended Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona and graduated from the aviation program as a commercial pilot and flight instructor. While logging hours, I worked for my father's company as an electrician. In 1993 the Lord brought Leslie and I together and brought us both back into fellowship with Him.
I was born October 16, 1967, and raised in Centralia, Illinois. My family attended church regularly every Sunday, but it was not until I attended youth camp at the age of 13 that I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. After graduating high school, I attended the University of Illinois for one year. I moved to California in 1988 and worked for Qantas Airways. I moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1992 where I met Scooter. We were married in 1995.
I was born March 4, 1996 in Tucson, AZ I accepted Christ as my Savior on March 12, 2005 at the age of 9 and was baptized at Victory Baptist Church in Nixa, MO,
I enjoy playing the guitar and violin, singing, writing, and blogging. I graduated from high school in 2014 and am studying Pre-Medicine at Pensacola Christian College.
UPDATE: In May 2018, Alex graduated from PCC a Summa Cum Laude in Pre-Medicine. She married Trevor Schlosser, a music and worship minister, in June 2018. They lived in the Dallas area where he was on staff at Woodlake Baptist Church and she worked at Dallas Children's Hospital. In to his job as worship pastor, they also led the youth and a home Bible study. In 2020 they moved to El Paso, Texas where she is enrolled in the Foster School of Medicine and Trevor works for YFC on the various campuses in El Paso.
I was born September 2, 1998 in Tucson, Arizona. I accepted Christ as my Savior at the age of 10 and was baptized at Southland Baptist Church of Belton, Missouri on Easter Sunday of 2010.
I enjoy playing the piano and playing sports, especially American football. I'm currently in high-school and will graduate in 2016. I plan to attend Bible College and join the Marines.
UPDATE: A.J. began attending Liberty University in fall of 2016 In Fall of 2018 he joined the Marine Reserves and completed all the required training. In the fall of 2019, he returned to LU to complete his degree in Criminal Justice. He married Chrissy Orso in August 2020 and they both will gradate from Liberty in December 2020.
Our Call to Serve
In 1998, we joined Desert Springs Baptist Church in Tucson, Arizona. Under the mentoring of Rev. Gary L. Berry, we were discipled and grew in the Lord. We both sensed the call to full-time ministry while serving as counselors at youth camp in 2000. After serving for a number of years under the ministry of Pastor Berry, we moved to Springfield, Missouri at the end of 2004 to enroll in Baptist Bible College (BBC). Leslie was hired at the Baptist Bible Fellowship Mission Office shortly after we arrived and held that position during our time at BBC.
In 2005 during our first semester at Baptist Bible College, God burdened Scooter’s heart to minister to the people of Spain. He asked the Lord to deal directly with Leslie. He knew if he shared this information with her, she would be willing to follow, but Scooter believed that Leslie also needed to hear God’s call.
In July 2006, God gave Leslie a burden for the people of Spain while Scooter was away at camp. When she shared this with him upon his return, he informed her that God had burdened him for Spain a year and a half earlier. We rejoiced together in God’s plan for our lives!
Scooter graduated from Baptist Bible College in May 2008 with honors and humbly received the Fred Donnelson award. Leslie has completed the Baptist Bible Fellowship International (BBFI) required missions course and received a Certificate of Missions from Louisiana Baptist University. Scooter was ordained May 16, 2008, at Southland Baptist Church in Belton, Missouri.